Poll after poll shows that Americans support strong protections for water, air, and public health. That's why leadership in Congress is using the Congressional Review Act to gut commonsense protections like the Stream Protection Rule - they hope the lack of meaningful debate means voters won't notice Congress is putting polluter profits ahead of public health and other safeguards.
"We will remain vigilant to ensure that Secretary Tillerson is engaging the work of the State Department on behalf of all Americans and our national interest, and not on behalf of multinational oil and gas companies.”
This is an unconscionable attack on basic clean water safeguards for communities already devastated by toxic pollution from coal mining, said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "Everyone has the right to know what is in their water and every community deserves access to clean water. Congress should reject any action that puts industry profits before protections for drinking water and public health.
Democrats from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee boycotted today's scheduled committee hearing to vote to move Scott Pruitt's nomination for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulous has been invited to speak at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night, February 1. This statement is in response.
Trenton, NJ – A diverse array of over 30 New Jersey labor, faith, community and environmental organizations today announced the launch of a new coalition, Jersey Renews, to press current and future state leaders to increase dramatically New Jersey’s commitment to fighting climate change. They released a statement at a State House press conference calling for action by the state in a number of areas.
The CEOs from 19 leading environmental and conservation organizations together came out today to oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and agree that someone who denies the effects of climate change and actively fights against clean air and water regulations is not fit for the job.
On Wednesday, January 25th, the founding partners of Jersey Renews will be speaking at the State House about the urgency of climate change and the importance of action by our state’s current and future leaders. As part of our public launch, we will be discussing the key components of our policy platform created to reduce emissions, bolster clean energy, and create green jobs.
This order doesn’t change the facts that pipelines spill and that these projects put the drinking water of millions at risk. This order also ignores the public process and environmental review that have stopped these pipelines in their tracks.
President Trump is in for a huge surprise if he thinks Americans will allow him to reverse years of progress for our water, air, and public health.